Admission for Homeschool Students

Trinity Students

Looking for a small, intentionally Christian liberal arts college?

You’ve found it at Trinity Lutheran College.

  • Our student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1. You receive unprecedented access to your professors, people who will walk with you closely as you explore your faith and future.
  • Our graduates get jobs. 95% of Trinity graduates are placed in a job or graduate program within six months of graduation.
  • Homeschooled applicants are evaluated on an individual basis.

Trinity also offers homeschool students the opportunity to take classes while still in high school to be used as transferable college credits.

If you have any questions or would like more information on Trinity Lutheran College, applying, and/or campus visits please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 1.800.843.5659 or email Admission@TLC.edu.

Applying to Trinity as a homeschool student

At Trinity, we understand that each homeschool student has a diverse educational foundation from homeschool co-ops, being taught solely at home, or in partnership with other public or private schools. That is why we strive to make the admission process as accommodating as possible for incoming students.

Complete our online application. Create your account, sign in and begin your Trinity application. Once you've started, you will be able to save your application and return to make changes at any time before final submission. Click here to create your account.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. If you apply by our preferred application date of Feb. 15 you will receive priority consideration for all scholarships and housing awards. Awards will be determined on a case by case basis for applications received after Feb. 15.

Submit transcripts or portfolio of high school completion. Submit any parent-made transcripts as well as any from educational partnerships. If such transcripts are not available, a portfolio of high school completion should be submitted. If you have any questions please contact the Office of Admissions at Admissions@TLC.edu or 1.800.843.5659. Mail your transcripts to:
Trinity Lutheran College
Attn: Office of Admissions
2802 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, Washington 98201

Submit any Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Running Start or CLEP credits. Trinity has a generous transfer credit policy. You may have some of your college credits already completed.

  • Students who have participated in College Board Advanced Placement Program earning a score of 3 or above may be eligible for Trinity credits.
  • Students who have been awarded an IB Diploma may be awarded credit with scores of 5 or higher.
  • Credits may be granted for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) in accordance with the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations.

Submit test scores. Trinity requires the ACT or SAT. We accept scores listed on official high school transcripts, or you can request ACT or SAT send us scores directly. Trinity code numbers for the tests are: SAT-4408, ACT-4453.

What our students say about Trinity:

"My greatest fear when entering college was feeling lost in the crowd. I don't feel lost! I feel known, listened to, and empowered to pursue my passions and continue my education. I believe Trinity Lutheran College recognizes the value and diversity home educated students bring to campus. My advice to prospective students would be to apply, show Trinity your unique talents and dreams, receive Trinity's generous scholarships, then be prepared for a fantastic college experience."
-Rachel Preston, homeschooler and current Trinity student majoring in Music

“First and foremost, the idea of a small community was important to me. I’ve found that I learn really well in a smaller class where my professor can spend more time with me. At Trinity, I have become an important part of the community, not just a shadowy figure wandering from class to class.”
- Lance Green, Class of 2011, Theology major